A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 238

Summary Catalogue no.: 2050

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1.
(fol. 8v)
Ps.-Ambrose, De lapsu virginis

Followed by two sermons on the same subject

2.
(fol. 32v)
Ambrose, Hexaemeron
(fol. 55)
Augustine, De Genesi ad litteram
Rubric: ... Liber sancti Augustini qui grece dicitur Exameron, super Genesim ad literam libri ducdecim
4. (fol. 107v)
John Chrysostom, Homilies

Fifteen homilies; the first begins:

Incipit: Pictores imitantur arte naturam
5. (fol. 185)
Gregory of Nyssa, De opificio hominis

Preceded by testimonia, the prologue of the translator Dionysius Exiguus, and a list of chapters.

8. (fol. 200v)
Roger Computista, De expositionibus uocabulorum quae sunt in Biblia
Incipit: Cum animadverterem frater R.
Incipit: Respice nos ... Munuscula. munusculum diminutiuum est
Final rubric: Explicit quidam tractus super diuersa uocabula biblie

Preceded by a 'tabula Rogeri monachi Sancti Edmundi de exposicionibus uocabulorum Biblie', and a prologue which states that the names of the 'collector' and of the 'corrector' of the work can be gathered from the first words of the leonine verses prefixed to each section of the work, the first of which is 'Respice nos, Christe, quia iam liber incipit iste' (Genesis), the next 'Omnis ab egipto fugit Israel hoste relicto' (Exodus), etc. The complete sentence is: rogervs compotista reginaldvs de vvalsingham monaci sancti eadmvndi regis. The work is a short commentary on biblical words (not names) in the order of the Bible, gathered from glosses for the use of novices. One leaf is missing after fol. 252.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 263 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 15 × 9.875 in.

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Illuminated capitals.

History

Origin: 14th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

New College, Oxford: given by W. Wykeham, see list in O.H.S. Collectanea 3. 228. (MLGB)

In James's Ecloga (1600) this MS. is MS. New college, Oxford, no. 250.

Presented by dr. Thomas James in 1601.

MS. Bodl. 238 - endleaf (fol. i)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Bodl. 238 - upper pastedown

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Civil law

Perhaps from the same manuscript as in SC 2123.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Bodl. 238 - endleaves (fols. 264 seq)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to other published literature as cited.

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-27: Description revised to include all information in SC.